Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, Chair of Landscape Planning and Urban Systems
IRL, HIL H 51.3 Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
Adrienne Grêt-Regamey is Professor at the Chair of Planning Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH since 2008. Her research currently focuses on understanding how the interactions and/or actions of humans shape landscapes at various temporal and spatial scales, using different land-use decision models in forecasting and backcasting modes. For fostering participatory landscape planning, she investigates how people perceive the landscape in a state of the art audiovisual lab, where state-of-the-art 3D visualizations and auralizations of landscape changes are generated and decision support tools developed. She explores intensively how an iterative process between design and science can allow co-creating place specific responses satisfying human needs and demands for well-being in a sustainable manner. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. More information on the Planning of Landscape and Urban System group at ETH Zürich can be found under www.plus.ethz.ch.
Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Urban-rural interactions
In addressing the need for advancing our knowledge of land systems towards more practicable solutions, Michal Switalski and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey have published a paper in Sustainability Science on how to operationalise place for land system science. Based on an overview of place studies, place and place-making are presented as a conceptual model, which allows for expansion and substantiation when deployed to relevant land system research tasks. They close with a number of recommendations to be made for land system science when aiming at supporting sustainable transformation.
GLP Members R. Ntsiva N. Andriatsitohaina, Enrico Celio, Jorge Lopis, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and colleagues have published a paper with insights from two case studies in northeast Madagascar in the Journal of Land Use Science. Part of the paper was presented at the OSM 2019 in Bern.